February 26: Fresh Docs Screens “Peace In Our Pockets,” A Story of Inspirational Kenyan Activism

Film still from "Peace In Our Pockets"

Film still from “Peace In Our Pockets”

The Center for Documentary Studies and the Southern Documentary Fund are pleased to present a free screening of director Kenny Dalsheimer’s Peace In Our Pockets, which follows the inspirational Kenyan activists of Sisi ni Amani as they promote civic engagement, build democracy, and defuse violence in the lead up to the 2013 national elections. The film is presented as part of the Fresh Docs series featuring documentary works-in-progress; following the screenings, a moderated conversation with the filmmaker(s) will be held, during which the audience provides valuable feedback.

Peace In Our Pockets
Friday, February 26, 7 p.m.
Full Frame Theater, American Tobacco Campus
320 Blackwell St., Durham, North Carolina

Note: Fresh Docs screenings are free, but attendees must RESERVE A TICKET via Eventbrite.

Following the 2007 national elections, Kenyan politicians used text messages to incite violence and exploit long-standing tribal tensions.  In response, and as historic elections approach, thousands of Kenya organized to counteract those who would tear their country apart. Dalsheimer traveled to Kenya beginning in 2012 to document Sisi ni Amani’s efforts to embrace the same technology in the pursuit of peace. The filmmakers are now making the film available to be used as a catalyst for change, an educational resource, and a tool to promote community development, civic engagement, and policy-focused political dialogue.

Kenny Dalsheimer is an award-winning filmmaker, producer, and media educator based in Durham, North Carolina. In 1996 he founded The Groove Productions, a documentary film and video production company that works collaboratively on diverse projects and creates stories that move, inspire, and better our communities. His films include Go Fast, Turn LeftVoices from Orange County Speedway (1997),  Shine On: Richard Trice and the Bull City Blues (2000), Bending Space: Georges Rousse and the Durham Project (2009), A New Kind of Listening (2009), A Weaverly Path: The Tapestry Life of Silvia Heyden (2011) and Bending Sticks: The Sculpture of Patrick Dougherty (2012), portraits of internationally recognized NC artists. Dalsheimer is working on his latest film, a portrait of legendary old time musician, documentarian, and educator Alice Gerrard.

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    One Response to “February 26: Fresh Docs Screens “Peace In Our Pockets,” A Story of Inspirational Kenyan Activism”

    1. Karen and Al Crumbliss says:

      Delighted we can come, Kenny!

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